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Colonial House, Whitechapel (Gaming)

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 3 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Colonial House, 17 Leman Street, White-chapel, was raided by the police on 29th January last; how many men were arrested and on what charges; and how many were remanded.

Observation of the premises by the police had shown that they were being used as a common gaming house and an order under Section 6 of the Gaming Act, 1845, was executed. Games of cards, dice and pitch-and-toss for money were found to be in progress: two persons were charged as principals with keeping a common gaming house, and 47 others as frequenters. The two principals were remanded and later fined £5 and £2 10s. respectively, and ordered to pay three guineas costs each.